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Transgender sports bill advances in House and more Va. headlines

By: - January 31, 2023 7:45 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• A bill prohibiting transgender students in Virginia’s public schools and universities from playing on sports teams that match their gender identity advanced out of a Republican-led subcommittee Monday.—WTOP

• “The Virginia elementary school where a 6-year-old boy shot his teacher reopened Monday with stepped-up security and a new administrator, as nervous parents and students expressed optimism about a return to the classroom.”—Associated Press

• A federal civil rights lawsuit brought against Powhatan County officials by the family of a Black teenager who accused the county of mishandling an alleged hate crime has been settled for $15,000.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• New Virginia population data shows Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads losing people and the Richmond region growing fast.—Cardinal News

• Portsmouth’s new casino has already changed its smoking policy one week after its grand opening after guests complained about indoor smoking, which Virginia banned in most public places more than a decade ago.—Virginian-Pilot


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